Man Refuses To Marry Until He Earns GED, Fails GED Test 38th Time

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Sir, I really feel like I'm going to pull it off this time and can make an honest woman out of Darla.

From Reuters

JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - A 73-year-old Indian farmer who vowed not to marry before passing his high school exams has failed to get through for the 38th time.

Shiv Charan Yadav has been taking the exams -- normally given to schoolchildren at the age of 15 -- every year since 1969, without success.

He was in his 30s when he first decided to better himself through education.

Tango’s Take
Yeah, we’ve hard of this before. This very code of conduct. It’s noble and it’s genuine. At least it was when we saw it on King of the Hill. Luane (voiced by Brittany Murphy), the niece of the titular (we didn’t say eponymous, did we?) character, Hank Hill, is dating a roustabout named Lucky (voiced by Tom Petty). This Lucky guy has a personal code that does not allow him to marry Luane (despite her pregnancy) unless he earns his GED. Through a set of hi-larious circumstances and misunderstandings, Lucky does not acquire his high school equivalency diploma. And he was probably sandbagging. Not that it’s germane to the issue, but they end up getting married and a shotgun is prominently involved. So, what we’re saying here is that Mr. Yadav may not be putting forth the most earnest effort. Granted, there were some pretty heady years between 1969 and now, we’re pretty sure that he could have scheduled some time for studying. Either he is not interested in getting married (or won’t be able to find a wife and doesn’t want the shame of that on top of everything) or he’s going for some kind of record. At this point, standards be damned, the Jaipur school board ought to let him slide. If not for him, then for the many, many women that could be looking for a very diligent man in his 70’s with a never-say-die attitude.

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